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Weekly Wrap Up: 30 Aug - 3 September 2010

By Staff Writer

Monday: Piggs Peak shuts up shop

Piggs Peak has shut up shop to all South Africans while it awaits clarification from the Pretoria High Court as to whether it can still operate.

Tuesday: No better time to start saving for retirement than right now

You don't need a financial planning tool to tell you the best time to start saving for retirement - it's TODAY! 

 Wednesday: Some tips from a FNB insurance expert

Pieter Du Toit, insurance expert at First National Bank provides some guidance to ease the process of choosing an insurer.

Thursday: Top level strategists bring Savings Month to climax

National Savings Month reaches a climax on September 2 with a high level Savings Workshop at the Reserve Bank Conference Centre in Pretoria.

Friday: FNB doing their bit towards building a 'cashless' society

In May 2010 FNB's eWallet solution began processing transactions worth R1 million a day making great strides into the 'virtual money' environment. 

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